• Democracy Matters wins ‘Westminster’s Oscars’

    The Electoral Reform Society and leading academics picked up the Democratic Innovation Award for their Citizens’ Assembly project at last night’s (29th November) Political Studies Association Annual Awards in Westminster. The project brought together politicians, regional leaders and the public to debate the government’s English devolution plans at a local

  • Politicians from seven parties call for citizens’ say over Britain’s constitution

    For immediate release, 12th April 2016 Statement from the Electoral Reform Society on behalf of Democracy Matters For more information, quotes or to arrange an interview, contact Josiah Mortimer, ERS Communications Officer, on 07717211630 or Josiah.Mortimer@electoral-reform.org.uk Senior figures from all the main parties are coming together to call for citizens

  • Solent citizens debate plans for Hampshire devolution, in UK’s first ‘Citizens’ Assembly’

    But residents want devolution process to be opened up to the public Press release from the Democracy Matters project For immediate release, Monday 16th November, 12:00 For more information/quotes, or to arrange interviews or comment pieces, contact: Josiah Mortimer, Communications Officer – Josiah.Mortimer@electoral-reform.org.uk / 07717211630 For more details visit www.citizensassembly.co.uk

  • Solent citizens to debate and vote on devolution deal

    Press release and invitation to journalists from the Democracy Matters project For immediate release, Thursday 12th November, 12:30 For more information/quotes, or to arrange interviews or comment pieces, contact: Josiah Mortimer, Communications Officer – Mortimer@electoral-reform.org.uk / 07717211630 For more details visit citizensassembly.co.uk Invitation to journalists: Journalists are invited to attend

  • South Yorkshire citizens want stronger Northern Powerhouse

    For immediate release, Monday 9th November 11:15 Statement from the Democracy Matters project Contact: Will Brett (will.brett@electoral-reform.org.uk / 07979 696 265) For more details visit www.citizensassembly.co.uk South Yorkshire citizens call for stronger devolution deal in UK’s first ever ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ Citizens vote in favour of Yorkshire & Humber regional assembly

  • NE devolution deal mustn’t be done behind closed doors

    NE devolution deal mustn’t be done behind closed doors, say campaigners Electoral Reform Society says devolution plans could ‘flounder’ without real public involvement · Statement from the Electoral Reform Society · For immediate release – 19th October 2015, 14:30 Responding to the announcement that the government’s devolution plans for the

  • Citizens to be given a say in devolution agenda

    Statement from the Democracy Matters project For immediate release, Wednesday 14th October 13.30 Contact: Josiah Mortimer (josiah.mortimer@electoral-reform.org.uk / 07717 211630) For more details visit www.citizensassembly.co.uk Major democratic experiment to find out where citizens in Sheffield and Southampton think power should lie at the local level Citizens’ Assemblies launched as Government

  • Academics and campaigners launch ‘Citizens’ Assemblies’ to debate UK’s constitutional future

    Leading academics and the Electoral Reform Society will launch a major democratic project in Parliament this week, ahead of two ground-breaking gatherings to debate Britain’s constitutional future at a local level [1]. The ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ pilot project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) [2], will be launched in

  • NGOs and academics launch pilot ‘citizen assemblies’ to discuss UK’s constitutional future

    Academics and civil society organisations will bring together citizens and politicians in October and November in a ground-breaking project to debate Britain’s constitutional future. Issues such as local devolution, decentralisation and new ‘City Regions’ will be discussed, with a view to making proposals as to where Britain goes from here